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The single most important asset of our organization — and the key to achieving the results we aim for — is the quality of our team. We seek responsible, hard-working and spirited pacesetters. To attract and retain extraordinary talent, we offer a highly competitive compensation package.

Our pay and benefits package is designed to attract and retain high-achieving people who are bold in spirit, disciplined in performance and astute in judgment. We’re looking for people who are problem-solvers — creative, entrepreneurial, responsive — and who can execute the excellent programs that are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. When we find these leaders, we welcome and reward them accordingly.

2011 Benefit Summaries

U.S. Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, U.S. Hired (> 6 months)
Benefit Description
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision care for the team member and eligible dependents.
Basic and Supplemental Life & AD&D Insurance. Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays the premium for life, accident, and LTD insurance.
  • Optional life and accident insurance is also available.
Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Spending Account that allows pretax dollars to cover anticipated non-reimbursed health and dependent care costs as well as work-related transportation and parking expenses.
Retirement Plan
  • Mercy Corps contributes 6% after 12 full months of employment upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Transportation Assistance
  • Mercy Corps contributes to an annual pass on public transportation. Bike storage, lockers and showers at Portland Headquarters.
Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 10 days of paid holiday leave plus 2 partial days.
  • 15 -20 days of vacation leave dependent upon the position and length of employment.
Personal, Bereavement and Sick Leave
  • 2 days of personal leave per fiscal year.
  • 3 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
  • Accruable 10 days of sick leave per year
Life Assistance Program
  • Confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household.
Membership Banking Services
  • Eligibility for membership in On Point Credit Union and Wells Fargo Membership Banking.
Emergency medical evacuation services
  • Covered by Mercy Corps during all work related travel outside of the US 
Foreign Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, U.S. Hired (> 90 days)
Benefit Description
Health & Dental Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical & dental care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and eligible dependents. 
Paid Vacation and Holidays 
  • Accruable 20 vacation days per year.
  • 10 paid holidays per year which are designated by the Country Director. 
Home leave  
  • 10 days per year of home leave, for which round trip transportation is paid by Mercy Corps for team member and his/her family after serving 12 months and anticipated 6 months following 
  • Home leave excess baggage allowance 
Employee Assistance Plan
  • This program offers confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household 
Life, AD&D Insurance. Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Mercy pays the premium for life, accident, and LTD insurance. 
Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency medical evacuation services for the team member and his/her accompanying family members 
Rest and Relaxation (R&R) 
  • Paid rest and relaxation time and transportation in R&R eligible locations. 
Hardship Allowance 
  • 20% of eligible base salary is provided for those locations characterized by the most extreme conditions 
Retirement Plan 
  • This kicks in after 12 full months of employment with contributions from Mercy Corps upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Bereavement and Sick Leave 
  • Accruable 10 days of sick leave per year.5 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member. 
Dependent Education 
  • Educational allowances for accompanying unmarried dependent children grades K-12 up to $15k per child and total $30k per family per year.  
Housing
  • Provided with basic furniture, varies by program location. May be shared or single depending upon assignment 
Relocation Allowances 
  • Shipping allowance.
  • Relocation travel expenses paid for the team member and his/her family upon hire and for end of assignment.
  • Settling in allowance.
  • Storage expense reimbursement.
Foreign Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, UK Hired (> 90 days)
Benefit Description
Health & Dental Insurance 
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical & dental care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and eligible dependents. 
Employee Assistance Program
  • This program offers confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household.  
Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Life insurance as well as accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Paid by Mercy Corps 
Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency medical evacuation services for the team member and his/her accompanying family members 
Hardship Allowance
  • 20% of eligible base salary is provided for those locations characterized by the most extreme conditions 
Rest and Relaxation (R&R) 
  • Paid rest and relaxation time and transportation in R&R eligible locations. 
Retirement Plan 
  • Retirement plan after 12 full months of employment with contributions from Mercy Corps upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Paid Vacation and Holidays 
  • Accruable 20 vacation days per year.
  • 10 paid holidays per year which are designated by the Country Director. 
Bereavement and Sick Leave 
  • 10 paid sick days in team members first year; 20 days in second year of uninterrupted employment; 30 days in third year; 40 days in fourth year.  Some team members may also be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. 
  • 5 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member. 
Home leave  
  • 10 days per year of home leave, for which round trip transportation is paid by Mercy Corps for team member and his/her family after serving 12 months and anticipated 6 months following 
  • Home leave excess baggage allowance. 
Housing
  • Provided with basic furniture, varies by program location. May be shared or single depending upon assignment 
Dependent Education 
  • Educational allowances for children grades K-12 up to maximum 9400 GBP per child and maximum 18,800 GBP.
Relocation Allowances 
  • Relocation shipping allowance.
  • Relocation travel expenses paid for team member and his/her family upon hire and return.
  • Settling in allowance. 
  • Storage expense reimbursement.